The 1970’s is making a big come back for Autumn/Winter 2011. Your style icon is Ali MacGraw in Love Story. Think polo necks, silky blouses, waistcoats, flares, hotpants, A-line skirts, knits in stripes and crochet, long scarves, wedge and stack heeled shoes, knee high boots, macs and trenchcoats and wide brimmed hats. Colours are brown, yellows, oranges, nudes, emerald green, purple and patterns are stripes, paisley and florals.
So, how do you pull off this trend for your body shape without looking like you are going to a fancy dress?!
Apple shapes generally have great legs so go for the more bootcut flare like these South Charlie Wide Leg Flare Jeans which are skinner on the thighs and wear with stack heels like these lovelies Love Label Seymour Peep Toe Wedge Shoes. Top heavy girls need a v-neck to show off their delightful decolletage. Go for this Love Label 70’s shirt dress.
Maxi skirts (non clingy) are great for pear shapes worn with cowl neck knits or scarves to balance out the hips. I LOVE this Fearne Cotton Vintage Print Maxi Skirt. Polonecks with open shirts will also draw the eye away from the hips like this Vila Printed Chiyo Blouse.
For 1970’s at Night, it’s all about the glamour of Studio 54, think Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall. Silky fabrics in jumpsuits like this Love Label Foil Printed Jumpsuit and dresses especially long, sequins, jewels and colours and white. I love this South Split Maxi Dress and this Love Label Pleated One Shoulder Belted Dress. These tick all the boxes.
Platforms and wedge sandals with ankle straps are totally spot on like these French Connection Juines Block Platform Shoes but they are to be avoided by ladies with chunkier ankles.
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